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It’s a bull market for finance

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects most finance-related career opportunities to grow at a rate of at least 12–14 percent through 2024, almost double the rate for the job market as a whole. Enter a job market like that with a top-ranked finance MBA, and you’ve got some serious career power.

Recent Iowa MBA finance grads are doing:

  • Consulting at McKinsey & Company
  • Consumer banking at Citibank
  • Fixed income investing at Aflac in NY
  • Portfolio analysis at Aegon Transamerica
  • Strategic planning at Fisher Scientific
  • Pricing at Delta Airlines

The flexibility of finance

Even the vocabulary is flexible: You say “fi-NANCE.” I say “FI-nance,” right?

Pronunciation aside, finance applies to raising capital, deciding if an investment is a good idea, controlling risk, and forecasting revenue. Nearly every business in every industry has to deal with these challenges. A finance MBA preps you for a long list of roles, including:

  • Portfolio manager
  • Research analyst
  • Investment banker
  • Private wealth managers
  • Cash management
  • Internal financial analyst
  • Pension manager
  • Real estate investor
 
Alumni Story
Wes Harrington

Pivot from business manager to investment banker

BMO Capital Markets, a leading financial services provider, was only targeting a closed pool of B-schools for its associate-level candidates—before Wes came along. 

“Tippie gave me skills that are helping me especially as I move up and take on more staffing responsibilities." 

After running the gauntlet of interviews on superday, Wes beat out 19 other candidates for a full-time associate role. And a year ago, he was promoted to vice president. 

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